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Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 13, 2018

Dear Parents, Shalom from Tel Aviv! It has been an amazing week. We have had a great time meeting your children and I’m excited to tell you the highlights of the week. Here we go: As you know, the students arrived on Monday and started to get to know each ...
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Judean desert

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 13, 2018

January 13, 2018 Jerusalem Weekly Updates  Dear parents, It has been an amazing week here on Aardvark Jerusalem. We had a great time meeting your children. Here are the highlights from the week: As you know, the students arrived throughout Monday and they started getting to know each other and meeting ...
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Cats in Israel

When you first arrive in Israel for your gap year you are sure to marvel at a huge variety of sites, feel the difference in culture to your home country and generally discover lots of new and exciting things. However, one thing that you probably aren’t prepared for is the ...
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Student of the week – Tamir Cohen

My name is Tamir Cohen. I am from Hillside, New Jersey. I am one of the few Aardvark students who has been through some college already. My decision to come to Israel has been one of the best decisions of my life. Coming from an orthodox background, I have always ...
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Student of the week – Tamir Cohen

My name is Tamir Cohen. I am from Hillside, New Jersey. I am one of the few Aardvark students who has been through some college already. My decision to come to Israel has been one of the best decisions of my life. Coming from an orthodox background, I have always ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 28, 2017

Dear parents, The final week has come to an end! While we are excited that the students will be continuing on their individual paths, it is still hard to say goodbye. We had an amazing final week filled with reflective activities and last-times. Some of the students are in the ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 28, 2017

Dear parents and students, The last week in Jerusalem has been very exciting. Here are some of the highlights:On Sunday night we had a closing activity with the madrichim and all of the students. The idea was to look back at different moments from the semester and we used a ...
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Student of the week – Nelly Bromberg

My name is Nelly Bromberg, I am 18 years old and I am from Mexico City. I just graduated High School and I plan to start Medical School this coming January in Mexico. All my life I studied in a Jewish school, so I have always have a special bond ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 22, 2017

Dear Parents, I can’t believe that the Jerusalem experience will soon be over, but we still had plenty to do this week. Here are the highlights: On Monday night we had a Hanukkah shirt making and Sfinge Donut making session. Sfinge is a Moroccan Hanukkah donut. We had so much ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 22, 2017

Dear Parents, We are approaching the end of the fall semester here on Aardvark Tel Aviv. The past week was a lot of fun, full of holiday spirit and emotions about the end of the semester. It is so lovely to see the strong connections that the students have made. ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 15, 2017

Shalom Parents, Another great week on Aardvark is coming to an end, and as always, I have many experiences, pictures, and stories to tell you. Find yourself a comfortable spot and we will be ready to start. On Sunday the Sea Sports group went to an escape room for a ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 15, 2017

Jerusalem Weekly Updates  Dear Parents, Chanukah is a wonderful time to be in Israel and the students have had the chance to take full advantage of the true festival of lights. It has been a great week and we are looking forward to a few more nights of light… Here are ...
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China 2017 day 1

China 2017

Day 1 Dear Parents, The group had an amazing (and exhausting) first day in China. After long queues at Ben Gurion airport and quite a wait to get through security, the group was off and away. The flight was uneventful, which of course means that it was a great flight. ...
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Student of the Week – Julianna Mallis

Hello! My name is Julianna Mallis, and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. I knew I wanted to do a gap year in Israel since tenth grade, and I spent my remaining years of high school convincing my parents to let me. I went to a gap year fair about a year ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 7, 2017

Dear Parents, The week was really fun and I have lots to tell you, so let’s get started. As usual, on Sunday, there were activities for both the Entrepreneurship and the Sea Sport groups. The Entrepreneurship group had another session with Robert Frohlinger. The session was titled, “How can you ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 7, 2017

Dear Parents and Students, President Trump’s declaration aside, the week has been full of adventures! Here is a summary of the highlights: Over the past week the students have been thinking about their plans for the future. During Sunday’s apartment meetings we asked the students to prepare a bucket list ...
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Israel’s desert animals

Israel’s Desert Animals

When you hear the word ‘desert’ you probably think of endless sand and rocks rather than animals. However, Israel’s deserts are home to a wide range of wildlife that has adapted to survive in the often-harsh conditions. Here are just a few of the many animals you may spot in ...
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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 30, 2017

Dear Parents, It has been an exciting week. We had many activities and the real highlight was our overnight trip to the north on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, before giving you more details about it, let’s start from the beginning of the week. Here we go: On Sunday we had ...
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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 30, 2017

Dear Parents, This week was crazy fun, and I have so much to tell you! So let’s get started!! On Sunday we had elections! To round off our Politics Month the students spent the day preparing for the elections and in the evening they had a debate between each apartments’ ...
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Television – israel’s surprising export

Television – Israel’s Surprising Export

You probably won’t spend much time on your gap year watching television but there is a good chance that you have already seen a number of Israeli shows. In recent years Israel has produced an impressive number of shows that have been picked up by foreign networks and remade abroad. ...
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